Our focus is on creating the market conditions for big pools of capital, such as pension funds, to be mobilised with an intention to deliver positive impact. By doing so we challenge the common myth that investing with impact means sacrificing financial returns.  

The Impact Investing Institute’s vision is for lives to improve, as more people choose to use their savings and investments to help solve social and environmental challenges, while seeking a financial return.

Putting capital to work for people and the planet

We want to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investing market in the UK and internationally, so more capital contributes to the well-being of people and the planet – as set out in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Everything we do is collaborative and guided by our values of inclusiveness, independence, and integrity. Our ability to deliver impact is supported by our strong networks across the financial services industry, the social sector and with policy makers.

How we drive the change we want to see

Our focus is on creating the market conditions for big pools of capital, such as pension funds, to be mobilised with an intention to deliver positive impact. By doing so we challenge the common myth that investing with impact means sacrificing financial returns.   

We work within the spectrum of capital, which places impact investing in relation to traditional, responsible, and sustainable investing as well as philanthropy. Within that spectrum, impact investment builds on responsible and sustainable investment approaches, but also aims to benefit stakeholders and contribute to solutions, delivering positive impact alongside a financial return.

The Institute’s work programme and collaborations are based on our Theory of Change, which describes how we plan to achieve the change we want to see in the short-, medium- and long-term.

The Spectrum of Capital

Learn more about where impact investing sits in relation to traditional, responsible and sustainable investing and why investing with impact does not mean sacrificing financial returns.

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Our Theory of Change

The Institute’s vision is for people’s lives to improve, as more capital contributes to addressing social and environmental challenges. Our Theory of Change shows how we want to make that happen.

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